Shakespeare and Classical Comedy: The Influence of Plautus and Terence

Shakespeare and Classical Comedy: The Influence of Plautus and Terence

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by Robert S. Miola
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198182694

ISBN-13: 9780198182696

Pub. Date: 07/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book surveys Shakespeare's comedies, charting the influence upon them of the ancient playwrights Plautus and Terence. Miola analyzes these sources, and places the comedies in their Renaissance context, as well as in the larger context of European theater. Discovering new indebtedness, and discerning new patterns in previously attested borrowings, Shakespeare

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This book surveys Shakespeare's comedies, charting the influence upon them of the ancient playwrights Plautus and Terence. Miola analyzes these sources, and places the comedies in their Renaissance context, as well as in the larger context of European theater. Discovering new indebtedness, and discerning new patterns in previously attested borrowings, Shakespeare and Classical Comedy presents an integrated and comprehensive assessment of the complex interactions of the Classical, Shakesperian, and other Renaissance theaters. Robert Miola's thoroughly researched book ranges over a vast amount of European drama, from Aristophanes to Beckett and Ionesco. It makes an important contribution to our understanding not only of Shakespeare and of his foremost antecedents, but also of his artistry and achievement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198182696
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.78(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

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